General links

Donhou bicycles: beautiful frames and bikes, custom-made in Norwich by a craftsman Great site for the sport and competition rider. It has news of races and riders, reviews of new equipment and clothing, a forum and links to other sites.

Bicycle Tutor: great site for information and how-tos

Academic study of bike stability that destroys misconceptions

Crash data and quotes

Look under "Bicycle safety" in Wikipedia

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents fact sheet - click to download

"One cyclist is killed every two and a half days on Britain’s roads (146 people every year). Six cyclists are seriously injured every day. These are cyclists sustaining injuries ranging from broken bones to brain injury or paralysis. 37 cyclists are slightly injured each day. This means 16,196 people suffer injuries on Britain’s roads every year. Of those who are killed or seriously injured a quarter are under the age of 20 and the number of cyclist deaths has increased over the last few years from 114 in 2003 to 146 in 2006. A quarter of those seriously injured or killed are children." "A way of assessing the risk involved with cycling in the UK is to consider (based on the risk per hour of travelling) the length of time one would have to travel to have a one in a million chance of being killed. By air – 4,300 hours By car – 10 hours By pedal cycle – 2 hours and 40 minutes! "

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A searchable map showing casualties over the last ten years



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Last edit 24 November 2011